Latin Americans usually confine their writing to their native country, but a Brazilian, Arnaldo Pedroso d’Horta, has broken the general rule. In his book México: uma revolução insolúvel, the author gives his Portuguese audience a glimpse of how one Brazilian views the panorama of recent Mexican history. The writer dis cusses many crucial and sensitive issues in the development of modern Mexico: the concept of caudillism to presidentialism, the growth of political parties, labor activity, church-state controversy, and foreign relations.

Among the most interesting sections of the book d’Horta vividly presents the thought of Vicente Lombardo Toledano, comments on Mexico’s present relationship with Cuba and Castro, and also gives an interesting look at Brazilian-Mexican relations. By covering such a wide range of material, this Brazilian offers American readers the unusual opportunity to gain a deeper insight into a Latin American neighbor’s view of the intricate complexities of the Mexican nation.